Using the internet to get ready for coronavirus

This session plan from Good Things Foundation and aimed at organisation and groups helps guide learners through getting reliable health advice and how video calling their GP can help prevent the virus spreading.

NHS 111 coronavirus diagnosis tool

An interactive web-tool to check if you have coronavirus symptoms

NHS advice on Coronavirus

Find up-to-date advice and support from the NHS.

Latest Government response to Covid-19

Find up-to-date advice and support from the Government.

Register with this government web page if you have a medical condition that makes you extremely vulnerable to coronavirus. For example, you’ll be able to ask for help getting deliveries of essential supplies like food. You can register yourself or refer someone else.

Easy-read information about Coronavirus from Inclusion North

Information more accessible to people with learning difficulties and disabilities, produced by Inclusion North.

Key information from Aspire

lots of information and resources aimed at those with learning disabilities for people who use Aspire services, family carers, partner organisations, and staff.

Beating the Virus: a picture story that helps have conversations with people with learning disabilities

A short wordless story, that will help people to understand what to do if you have Coronavirus and how to keep yourself and those who you care about safe. The story also shows how to safely help others who may be self-isolating. Supplementary text at the end of the story gives information on where people can seek help if they are unwell and signposts to other useful resources.

Easy read information about coronavirus from Mencap

Simple to print PDF

Corona Virus information in different languages on YouTube

Leeds City Council have been working to provide translated and audio materials in Polish, Romanian, Urdu, Arabic, Czech, Punjabi, Tigrinya, Farsi, Slovak, Kurdish Sorani and Bengali.

There are three different videos which focus on:

Spot the signs – This short film contains information to help people spot the signs of coronavirus and gives advice for households with possible coronavirus infection.

Handwashing advice This short film contains information about how you can help stop the spread of viruses, like coronavirus, by practising good respiratory and hand hygiene.

Essential advice – This short film contains information for households with possible coronavirus infection. Please be aware that this is an evolving situation and public advice may change.

Coronavirus information in British Sign Language

From Sign Health, the deaf health charity.

Coronavirus: A book for children

A free information book explaining the coronavirus to children, produced by Nosy Crow illustrated by Gruffalo illustrator Axel Scheffler.

Coronavirus: Tips for Dementia caregivers

Tips from the Alzheimer’s Association

Cancer and Coronavirus

Advice from Macmillan Cancer Support

Covid-19 Mutual Aid Local Groups

Covid-19 Mutual Aid Local Groups are small groups of people setting up independently in communities to support vulnerable people in their local area through the outbreak. Find a local online Covid aid group, register your group so others can find you, and find information on how to set up a group

Become a Community Care Volunteer to help with COVID-19

Community Care Volunteering is a city-wide volunteer programme operating across Leeds, to ensure systems are in place to care for people and communities during the COVID-19 outbreak. The programme is coordinated by Leeds City Council and Voluntary Action Leeds (VAL)

Coronavirus: dealing with bereavement and grief

Cruse Bereavement Care has launched a new resource – a must read for anyone working in bereavement at the moment and/or has been affected

Speaking to children about Coronavirus

The children’s commissioner has issued a guide for children to explain the current situation.

Careview – Report an issue or find organisations to signpost to

Report and issue with someone socially isolated or at risk, or use the interactive tool to find an organisation that can help.

MindWell, the mental health website for people in Leeds, has created a Coronavirus Mental Health Hub bringing together information from across the city. It can help you find mental health support during the coronavirus outbreak, online community support and groups, and resources and videos to help you look after your wellbeing while staying at home.

Leeds Directory

Leeds Directory can connect you to checked and vetted services and tradespeople to help you maintain your home and garden. All the information held by Leeds Directory is available online and can be printed to share offline using the “Favourites” feature.  Leeds Directory helpline service is available weekdays, 9am to 5pm, should you need any additional help or support.